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PlantFiles: Summer Squash
Cucurbita pepo 'Saffron'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucurbita (koo-KER-bih-ta) (Info)
Species: pepo (PEP-oh) (Info)
Cultivar: Saffron

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Type:
Straight-neck (summer)

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Days to Maturity:
41 to 50 days
51 to 60 days

Mature Skin Color:
Yellow

Size:
Less than 1 pound (0.5 kg)

Habit:
Bush

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:
Open Pollinated

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative berrygirl On Jun 22, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I grew this variety a couple of yrs ago. It was the most bland tasting yellow I have ever tried. No amt. of seasoning would make it palatable. It is a good producer on a healthy plant but the flavor is not worth growing it, IMO.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 28, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1996 introduction from Hollar Seeds. An open pollinated prolific yellow straightneck. Grows ok, but taste and texture leave a lot to be desired.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia
Braselton, Georgia
Grand Mound, Washington



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